The NSW Waratahs have won their fourth straight Super W championship following a convincing 45-12 triumph over Queensland in the final in Coffs Harbour.
- The Waratahs have not lost a match in the four-year history of the Super W
- They scored seven tries to two in the final against the Reds
- Waratahs fly half Arabella McKenzie was named player of the match
The Waratahs, who are yet to lose a Super W match since the competition began in 2018, scored seven tries to two, with winger Margot Vella impressing with a double.
Waratahs fly half Arabella McKenzie was named player of the match, having scored a try and kicked five conversions for a 15-point haul.
The Reds had opened the scoring in the final through a try to hooker Liz Patu after four minutes of play.
But once the Waratahs responded eight minutes later the momentum swung to the eventual winners.
Winger Maya Stewart was the first Waratah to cross the stripe, before tries to Eva Karpani and Vella helped establish a 19-5 lead at half-time.
McKenzie scored the Waratahs’ fourth try of the afternoon early in the second half, but to the credit of the Reds they replied in the 56th minute through a five-pointer to loosehead prop Bree-Anna Cheatham.
Lucy Lockhart kicked the conversion to cut the Waratahs’ lead to 26-12 but it was as close as the Reds would get to their opponents in the second half.
Fullback Mahalia Murphy, back rower Emily Chancellor and Vella added three more tries for the Waratahs to close out the comprehensive victory.